Rashmi

I have used a custom template and created a Publishing site. On clicking on update variations I get the following error message:
"Cannot create variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined."

Could any one help me solve this.



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation "Cannot create variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined."

j_stewart89

Have you received a resolution to this issue I am experiencing something similar. I have a site that is using a variation for Spanish. When creating a page in the Source site (our english site) I approve the page, then select Tools Update Variations and then I get this error page:

Please wait while the Update Variations operation is being performed.

The following issues were encountered during the Update Page Variations operation:

A new page did not get created under Label Spanish by the variation system for source page http://mexico.nbta.org/English/events/Pages/AnnualConference.aspx. Cannot create Variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation "Cannot create variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined."

j_stewart89

I resolved my own issue. When I didn't find any ideas, I simply deleted the existing pages that were there before enabling variations. Once I did that, the update variation process created the target pages without error.

Lesson here is, create the variations first before doing any multi-language additions... at least for me that was the lesson.

Cheers





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation "Cannot create variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined."

Vulupe

Anybody got a solution to this problem We are getting the exact same error, with a brand new site. Created a new Publishing web site, created the variation, created two labels, one default for English and the other for Romanian variation. After that, I created a new Publishing with workflow website under the English website and when I click on the Update Variations I get the above error.

Any ideas






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation "Cannot create variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined."

Mike Walsh MVP

As this is (at the moment of writing) in the workflow forum and it isn't a workflow question, I'm transfering it to the Administration forum in the hope that some people there can add to the answers.

Mike Walsh




Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation "Cannot create variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined."

Noureddine ZEGHOUGH

Hello,

did you verify that you have the following timer jobs for your web site in the timer job definition page (central admin console -> operations-> timer job definition):

Variations Propagate Page Job Definition,
Variations Propagate Site Job Definition.

If not, choose the web application hosting your web site and create a new site collection with the "Publishing portal" template for example.

Once done, go to the job definition and check that those two timer jobs are created for your web site.

If so delete the newly created site collection.

You can verify that these two timer jobs remain and you can use variations with your web site.

This problem is due to the fact that during un export/import process, these two timer jobs are not exported.

Regards,

Noureddine ZEGHOUGH






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation "Cannot create variation Publishing Page because the target Publishing Web cannot be determined."

Vulupe

I have finally got it working after I upgraded the farm at SP1 level. At least for now the variantions feature works OK.

Thanks for the help.